Obviously, the US has been in the middle of a cultural firestorm over Don Imus's comments. Many commentators, black and white, including Maya Angelou, have laid part of the responsibility at the feet of black rappers.
Below, rapper Snoop Dogg dismisses comparisons between sexist hip hop lyrics and the recent sexist/racially charged remarks made by Don Imus -
"It's a completely different scenario. (Rappers) are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about hoes that's in the 'hood that ain't doing sh*t, that's trying to get a n***a for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-a** white men that sit up on MSNBC going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them m****f****s say we are in the same league as him. Kick him off the air forever."